October 01, 2011

2011 Archon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Science Fiction and Fantasy fanatics dressed up as their favorite hero (or villain) and took over the Doubletree Hotel and Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill. this weekend as Archon held it's 35th annual convention. Jon Gitchoff was there at Friday night's opening, catching it all for you in pictures. While you're at it, check out Mike Seely's 2004 RFT feature on Archon, "Geeks Gone Wild."
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An Archon attendee showing off his fangs in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee showing off his fangs in the Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, on September 30, 2011.
Archon attendees make their way to the Doubletree Hotel where more of the weekend's festivities are taking place.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees make their way to the Doubletree Hotel where more of the weekend's festivities are taking place.
"Make sure you get my good side" says an Archon attendee dressed up as "Two-Face" from the Batman comics on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
"Make sure you get my good side" says an Archon attendee dressed up as "Two-Face" from the Batman comics on September 30, 2011.
Archon attendees taking in the sights in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
Archon attendees taking in the sights in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
"That isn't a Canon you're aiming at us is it?" Pirates have the best jokes.
Jon Gitchoff
"That isn't a Canon you're aiming at us is it?" Pirates have the best jokes.
A weeping angel from the BBC's Doctor Who was sighted in Collinsville Friday night.
A weeping angel from the BBC's Doctor Who was sighted in Collinsville Friday night.
An Archon attendee delivering a spot on Hunter S. Thompson in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee delivering a spot on Hunter S. Thompson in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
An Archon attendee dressed as Doctor Who surveys the Doubletree Hotel lobby. He should avoid the weeping angel!
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee dressed as Doctor Who surveys the Doubletree Hotel lobby. He should avoid the weeping angel!
An Archon attendee dressed as Link prepares to draw their sword on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee dressed as Link prepares to draw their sword on September 30, 2011.
An Archon attendee hanging out in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.
Jon Gitchoff
An Archon attendee hanging out in the Gateway Center on September 30, 2011.